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Synonyms for runoff
ˈrʌnˌɔf, -ˌɒfrunoff

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overflow, runoff, overspillnoun

    the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity

    Synonyms:
    flood, outpouring, overflow, overspill

  2. runoffnoun

    a final election to resolve an earlier election that did not produce a winner

    Synonyms:
    overflow, overspill

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  1. List of paraphrases for "runoff":

    run-off, stormwater, flow, leaching, drainage

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1767flow
#4817flood
#8817drainage
#12225overflow
#14581runoff
#17433stormwater
#36330leaching
#53663outpouring
#191535overspill

How to use runoff in a sentence?

  1. Eric Johnson:

    Looking into potential problems with the election is important, but we need to leave that( to) the lawyers, the grassroots activists need to focus on the runoff.

  2. Gene Norman:

    A half-dozen flood warnings remain in effect as runoff causes rivers to rise. The heaviest of the rain should move out by Monday morning.

  3. Ted Cooke:

    It's a pretty awful year, last year wasn't so bad as far as the snowpack went, but with the higher temperatures and drier soils that we're still experiencing this year, we're seeing even less runoff that actually makes it into the waterways and in the reservoirs.

  4. David Perdue:

    There are still Republicans that are upset and mad about what happened in November, as I am, look, I don't think I should be in this runoff, if everything had happened the way it should have in November.

  5. Marty Ralph:

    It seems to me this is a storm that's going to help return some moisture to the soil in a significant way that should green up the hills and the fields a bit more than otherwise, and then, a big picture is that this is a storm that's going to set the stage for the watersheds to produce more runoff when the next storm comes, which is going to start filling the depleted reservoirs that they depend upon.

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